Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – November 2011


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The Toyota Camry was the best-selling car in America in November 2011, achieving its regular monthly title with a 13% year-over-year increase from November 2010. Toyota’s nearest rival for top spot was the Nissan Altima, 2827 sales back. 

America’s favourite compact car in November was the Honda Civic. Unlike its larger Accord brother, Civic sales rose in November. Year-to-date sales remain lower than last year, however, to the tune of 14%. The Mexican-built Ford Fusion was the best-selling American car in the United States last month as sales jumped 13%. Through eleven months the Fusion is up 15%.

Other notable facts from America’s list of 20 best-selling cars: the Hyundai Sonata’s victory over the Honda Accord, even with Crosstour sales included. Ford Focus sales fell 10%, but no fall (among the most popular cars in America) was harder than the Chevrolet Impala’s. Sales dropped 26% and year-to-date volume is now at par with last year’s first January-November total. Two premium-badged cars made the list in November. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class jumped 113% to 8358, good enough for 17th spot. BMW 3-Series sales slid, predictably, but the 15% drop wasn’t enough to see the 3-Series fall past 20th. 

You can find last month’s best-selling cars list here, last November’s here, and America’s 20 best-selling cars from November 2011 below.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
23,440 + 13.0% 275,004 – 7.3%
#2
Nissan Altima
20,613 + 12.2% 243,005 + 17.8%
#3
Ford Fusion
19,192 + 12.8% 226,445 + 15.2%
#4
Honda Civic
17,133 + 3.4% 200,690 – 13.5%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
16,115 – 0.5% 219,250 – 10.2%
#6
Hyundai Sonata
15,668 + 11.7% 208,621 + 15.5%
#7
Honda Accord
15,468 – 18.7% 234,637 – 15.9%
#8
Toyota Prius
15,208 + 48.7% 119,459 – 4.7%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
13,238 + 64.1% 215,057 + 1478%
#10
Volkswagen Jetta
12,891 + 15.6% 162,937 + 47.8%
#11
Hyundai Elantra
12,414 + 43.8% 173,336 + 45.5%
#12
Ford Focus
11,735 – 9.9% 161,436 + 1.1%
#13
Chevrolet Impala
10,851 – 26.1% 160,955 + 0.2%
#14
Chevrolet Malibu
10,269 – 11.9% 191,774 + 2.4%
#15
Kia Optima
9533 + 570% 73,886 + 204%
#16
Nissan Versa
9291 + 38.2% 89,791 + 0.3%
#17
Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class
8358 + 113% 61,570 + 14.3%
#18
Chrysler 200
8065 + 481% 79,148 + 113%
#19
Nissan Sentra
7871 + 35% 106,281 + 27.6%
#20
BMW 3-Series
7568 – 15.2% 85,882 – 5.5%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Accord sales include the Crosstour. GCBC will continue this through December for comparative purposes.
Chrysler 200 year-to-date sales include 2380 Sebrings. The 200’s September 2010 refers to the Sebring.

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